The Gosple of Freedom

The Gosple of Freedom

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... content with it? " " Why, of course. Who would have thought four years ago in Paris that we should be sitting here!" He continued rather fatuously on the theme of their success. He was thirty-three, and he had done better than very well. To be sure, he had had his wife's little capital as well as his own push in the Hoister Company, and he always paid full recognition to her share in their fortune. To-night he had demonstrated publicly what he could do. As he finished his cigar and rose to put out the lights, he observed casually, --" Adela, I thought you toted that Erard round a good deal. Why can't you let him do his own pushing? If he were a first-rate gun, a Whistler or a Sargent, or what is that fellow Mrs. Stevans had, Raf--Raffelly--it would be worth while. But we can't shove him on our shoulders all the time. And I think you ought to drop supporting him. It would not be a very fine thing to have known around." The last remark revealed one of Wilbur's new social anxieties which were puzzling to his wife. "It is a curious convention," she observed bitterly, "that a woman may be intimate with her husband's friends, but must not even pretend to know her own unless the husband has indorsed them. The four hundred pounds I have paid to Erard's bankers has always come from my private fortune." "If you put it on that ground," Wilbur answered airily, and then indulgently, " you have always had your own way, and if you don't mind the false position--" Mrs. Wilbur looked at him. Men like Wilbur, endowed with the best intentions and the invaluable qualities which perpetuate a democracy, should know when to refrain in handling women. " This talk about Mr. Erard is--too vulgar. I shall ask him to luncheon here to-morrow to arrange for his lectures. And...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673018
  • 9781236673015